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Give Up Porn for Lent

I know, I know, I've been writing about porn and purity a lot lately. But there's a good reason---It's a HUGE problem.  When 64% of Christian men admit to watching porn at least monthly, and at least 21% of youth pastors admit to being addicted, there's no point in pretending it isn't happening. As my good friend Matt Fradd is wont to...

4 Out of 5 Catholic Men Confess This Sin

They confess to looking at pornography and masturbating. It's awkward, I know, to say it so candidly, but the only way to defeat pornography in our lives is to admit that we have a widespread problem with it. Vice, Firmly Entrenched By the time I was in high school, the habit of lusting after women via pornography was firmly entrenched in...

Spiritual Weapons: The St. Benedict Medal

In Scripture, St. Peter tells us to be sober and watchful because, "your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour" (1 Peter 5:8). The devil is real, and he wants to destroy you and me through any means possible. That's why it's so important that we fight back with the spiritual weapons of prayer...

The Catholic Guide to Self Defense

Imagine you are looking for a parking spot at the mall on a busy weekend. You finally find someone pulling out of a spot, and once it is empty, you pull into it. But because there is a lot of traffic, you didn't see another driver who had been waiting for the same spot for 5 minutes. You took the other driver's spot and didn't...

15 Heresies and the Manly Saints Who Fought Them

The history of the Catholic Church is full of all sorts of heresies that have assailed the truths of the faith.  From the earliest days of the Gnostics and Docetists all the way down to the Jansenists and Quietists of later centuries, it seems there has never been a shortage of heretical thought. But in each age, God has brought...

Let’s Talk About Porn

Let's talk about porn. I know it it's an uncomfortable subject, but ignoring it will do no good. The fact is, pornography addiction is a massive and growing problem---especially for men. If you don't believe me, here are some shocking statistics: 12% of websites online are pornographic Every second, over 28,000 people are looking at porn 40 million Americans are...

3 Evils Every Man Can Fight

A few days ago, I wrote about the courageous Catholic men who scaled the walls of Lisbon to free their land from oppression. The truth is, most of us will not have to go into battle to fight for freedom, but that doesn't mean we can't still fight for the good, the true, and the beautiful in this world in other...